Date of Award

Fall 12-22-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

David Capps

Second Advisor

Carol Walker


This thesis paper captures research into historical examples of artistic performance pioneers who integrated multiple layers of imagery into complex dialogue and describes how this research inspired and influenced the creation of an original 17-minute video work, “Overlay.”. My interest throughout my MFA Thesis Project has been to understand the effect of fusing or layering multiple movement-based art forms, the application and integration of modern technology to established traditional stage performance, and the creation of engaging new art form.



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